CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 25, 2012) - Atikwa Resources Inc. ("Atikwa" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:ATK) announced today the appointment of Mr. Ian Rogers to the board of directors of Atikwa, subject to regulatory approval. Mr. Rogers is replacing Mr. Ian Atkinson who has stepped down as a Director of the Company.
"On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Mr. Atkinson for his valuable guidance and service to Atikwa over the years and wish him well in his future endeavors. We would also like to welcome Mr. Rogers and look forward to the benefit of his experience on the board" said Sean Kehoe, President.
Mr. Ian Rogers, MBA, PMP, has been involved in the energy industry for over 23 years, holding executive positions in trading, project management and supply chain for Fortune 100 TSE and NYSE companies. Currently Mr. Rogers is the President & CEO of GTE Solar Inc. Prior to GTE; Mr. Rogers was the Canadian Division Manager for Global Procurement Services with ConocoPhillips and Burlington Resources. At ConocoPhillips, Mr. Rogers was responsible for the supply and services of the four business units in Canada (Western Canada Gas, Oil Sands, Arctic, and East Coast). Prior to his upstream experience Mr. Rogers was at TransAlta Power Corp. where he was responsible for the contractual arrangements of major Greenfield power plant projects including the Campeche and Chihuahua plants in Mexico and upgrades in Kalgoolie, Australia and the Big Hanaford Project in Centralia, Washington, USA. In addition Mr. Rogers oversaw the Strategic Sourcing group in Calgary, managing supply/service agreements for over 8,500 megawatts of power. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Saskatchewan, an MBA (European University, Brussels), and is a certified Project Management Professional. Mr. Rogers has also completed post graduate studies at Stanford University and is a Stanford Certified Project Manager from the Stanford School of Engineering.
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